What are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Flaws?

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"The squad" has four votes, does not have a caucus (like, say, the Congressional Black Caucus), has no seniority, and no committee chairmanships. They currently have very little power in the House. Pelosi is being unnecessarily antagonistic, but she is stating a fact of political power - twitter followers /= votes on the floor. Pelosi commands a majority of those votes, they command four.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:37 (three months ago) link

Pelosi also knows its useful to have a foil on the left, it allows her to consolidate power in the rest of the caucus

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:38 (three months ago) link

like how do you not know to not antagonize the activist wing who are going to be doing a lot of the heavy lifting getting out the vote in 2020? it’s almost like you prefer to be fundraising off a an unpopular idiot pres/ opposition party for the rest of your days rather than actually governing...

the only other explanation I got is she’s going soft in the head.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:39 (three months ago) link

we still don't have to like her shakes!

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:39 (three months ago) link

she doesn't care if you like her, she doesn't need the activist wing to like her either - the point at which she needs them to like her is the point at which they command enough votes to scuttle legislation a la the Freedom Caucus in the GOP. They don't have that now, and the next point at which they *may* have that power is not until 2020.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:42 (three months ago) link

like I said, it's actually to her benefit if the activist wing doesn't like her

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:44 (three months ago) link

idk maybe having a “foil” on the left helps w the caucus (but really?), but if she thinks it’s going to make her party the “sensible moderate alternative” for white Panera moms or even the mainstream media, I think she’s going to be extremely disappointed.

or not, bc again—not convinced she actually gaf about winning anything other than donors

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:45 (three months ago) link

Panera moms!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:46 (three months ago) link

I hate to invoke it, but as long as the “O window” only moves right (aided and abetted by the Dem leadership), it’s going to this or worse forever.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:51 (three months ago) link

to be*

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:51 (three months ago) link

I read that as Pantera moms.

Garbo Pond (Leee), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:53 (three months ago) link

lol yes what about the Pantera moms? sure, maybe their exes are mostly alt-right now. but they probably want universal healthcare, living wages and affordable childcare

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 22:56 (three months ago) link

^^Gun control too, because Dimebag...

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:00 (three months ago) link

I keep having to look up "Overton window." Is this really a thing people say in conversation? It sounds like early 20th century interior design.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:02 (three months ago) link

It is probably spoken aloud and earnestly in hundreds of dorm rooms across the nation every week.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:03 (three months ago) link

xp it is this side of the Atlantic! I read/hear that several times a week.

gyac, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:06 (three months ago) link

idk maybe having a “foil” on the left helps w the caucus (but really?), but if she thinks it’s going to make her party the “sensible moderate alternative” for white Panera moms or even the mainstream media,

these are not the same thing! maintaining control of the caucus means her ability to corral votes, and from her POV as the Speaker anything that helps her achieve this end is valuable. How it plays outside the chamber is not relevant/doesn't enter the calculus.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:09 (three months ago) link

lads

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:25 (three months ago) link

Pelosi's primary job is to maintain control of the House, now and in the near future. She has little influence on Senate or presidential elections. She will cater more to members who have successfully held seats for a long time than to new members who have only won one or two elections. She will cater more to members who align with the preponderance of the caucus than those whose support is weak or equivocal. That's the system.

AOC and her cohort have to sow the seeds of their own success by bringing the caucus along to their positions. That's going to take time. Their best argument is to become acknowledged leaders regarding issues popular with voters, not just in their districts, but in the nation at large. They are already launched in that direction. We need to support them vocally to lend them the power they will need to change things.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:28 (three months ago) link

for someone so talented there *must* be a better way to corral votes/ maintain your caucus than shitting on popular politicians from your party in the press?

unless your intended audience is actually pharma execs.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:31 (three months ago) link

Her mistake was to go public; this was thoughtless. Otherwise Aimless and Shakey otm.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:36 (three months ago) link

Her irritation is probably an indication of their challenging her more directly and persistently than she is used to. Their sense of independence and purpose is a problem for her, in that it makes her work harder corralling the fence-sitters who lean left and are getting worked on by the new guard from the other direction than Pelosi is fronting.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:43 (three months ago) link

They know social media and she doesn't; it's gonna be a generational problem. I want AOC and the other freshman to keep pressing her.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:44 (three months ago) link

she probably said 900,000 words in that interview about her process before she accurately said "they've four votes" in the context of talking about her process, and may or may not regret the latter being the sole pullquote.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:45 (three months ago) link

xpost: I want AOC and the other freshman to keep pressing her.

yes, she is openly stating that her role is to represent the votes of her party's House representatives. if those votes change, she will not suddenly stop representing them.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 23:47 (three months ago) link

well, yeah

DHS & ICE are flagrantly violating Congressional orders, just as we said they would.

Yet it was @IlhanMN, @AyannaPressley, @RashidaTlaib & I that were wrong to oppose throwing more money to abusive agencies, right? ⬇️ https://t.co/JExRxD1XDS

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 10, 2019

A comical 'blobbumentary' programme (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:15 (three months ago) link

The Remnick interview.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 23:39 (three months ago) link

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-gop-challenger-scherie-murray-172333854.html

“She isn’t worried about us — she’s worried about being famous,” Murray wrote when announcing her campaign on Twitter on July 17. “She thinks public service is not about serving the public, but herself. If you think you deserve better, then you’re just like me.”

Um, you know who the President is, right?

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:53 (two months ago) link

I keep having to look up "Overton window." Is this really a thing people say in conversation? It sounds like early 20th century interior design.

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, July 9, 2019 6:02 PM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

one of those terms like cuckold that i saw maybe 5 times my whole life and will now see every day for the rest of it

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:56 (two months ago) link

the overton window has shifted on the term "overton window"

Simon H., Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:05 (two months ago) link

We're through the Overton Window here people

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:07 (two months ago) link

defenestrated, even

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:08 (two months ago) link

feel like I've been seeing that term in online political discussions forever

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:08 (two months ago) link

yeah, the Glenn Beck novel came out in 2010 and him and O'Reilly (iirc) had been using it for a while

rob, Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:14 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

As the @dick_nixon Twitter account would say, this is a hell of a thing.

‘I don’t want to hear the question ‘is this president racist?’ anymore. He is.’ — @AOC held nothing back while condemning Trump for using the language of white supremacy pic.twitter.com/3rWCkdYq6n

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 6, 2019

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:33 (two months ago) link

Amazing.

DJI, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 01:16 (two months ago) link

rob at 1:14 18 Jul 19

yeah, the Glenn Beck novel came out in 2010 and him and O'Reilly (iirc) had been using it for a while

yeah those are two ppl I avoid like the plague so

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 02:18 (two months ago) link

Saw this at the comic book store today:

https://i.imgur.com/gW32Z9N.jpg

DJI, Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:11 (two months ago) link

any publisher who does variant covers should be jailed, but What are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Flaws?

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:28 (two months ago) link

I’ve got that comic
And the Bernie one too

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:42 (two months ago) link

what do they do in them

flappy bird, Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:48 (two months ago) link

Whatever it is, Archie's worried.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 10 August 2019 23:18 (two months ago) link

seize the means of production, one hopes xp

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 11 August 2019 00:04 (two months ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/rFTgSKt.png

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 11 August 2019 19:59 (two months ago) link

oh god

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:06 (two months ago) link

tremble at the power, bro

Carisis LaVerted (m bison), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:31 (two months ago) link

Wow

flappy bird, Sunday, 11 August 2019 22:07 (two months ago) link

batshit leftwing comics 2k19

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:33 (two months ago) link

Devils Due are left wing now???!?

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:00 (two months ago) link

still not as bad as that one shot in endgame

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Monday, 12 August 2019 01:05 (two months ago) link


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